The City of Phoenix’s 2020 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory shows both community-scale and government operations emissions decreased during that year.
“Our investments in energy efficiency, transportation electrification, and renewable energy have demonstrated progress toward Phoenix’s Climate Action Plan goals,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “This work is crucial to ensuring a sustainable and prosperous future, and we will continue to deliver results in city operations and across our community.”
Overall, 2020 community-wide GHG emissions were 14% lower than the 2012 baseline, while the metro economy grew by 42% and the City’s population increased by 12%.
In government operations, Phoenix 2020 GHG emissions were 25% lower than the 2005 baseline – well on their way to meeting the 2025 goal of a 40% reduction from 2005.
“These inventory numbers show the steps Phoenix is taking to cut down on emissions are working. While there is still plenty of work to be done, we are certainly headed in the right direction,” said Environmental Programs Administrator Nancy Allen. “We’ve been reaching and exceeding emission reduction goals for 15 years, and we don’t plan to stop.”